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image SM (18) 51/5/22

Reference number

SM (18) 51/5/22

Purpose

[18] Survey drawing of Long Gallery building, 25 June 1825

Aspect

18 Elevation shewing Long Gallery &c and cross section

Scale

bar scale of 1 3/8 inch to 10 feet (sic)

Inscribed

as above, House of Commons Buildings, labelled: Long Gallery, Closet (twice), House of Lords and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • L.I.F. / 25th June / 1825

Medium and dimensions

Pen, blue, pink, yellow and warm sepia washes, on thin wove paper (255 x 575)

Hand

George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil and assistant 1806-1837)

Notes

The Long Gallery of communication between the Commons and the Lords was rebuilt [in 1722-5] on a larger scale, supported by an open arcade, subsequently infilled with windows', (M.H.Port, The Palace of Westminster ... 1834, 2011, p.22) It shared a wall with the House of Lords (see, for example, drawing 9). Longer than the five bays shown here, the drawing does not include the windowless northern end that lies behind the 'Engrossing Office'.

Level

Drawing

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